Haiku - Hallmark Editions Author:English translations of ancient Japanese authors (esp Basho, Bunson, Issa), selected by Hughes From the Intro: — ... — "Basho, Bunson, and Issa appear often in this book. — They are Japan's three best-known haiku poets. — Basho (1644-1694) was a religious man, a poet who found — God in nature. Buson (1715-1783), an artist, dealt with — existing things in their concrete immediacy -- the here — and now. Issa (1763-1827) was a humanist, concerned... more » with
man, birds and beasts in their struggle for survival.
Each poet brings to the brief concentration of his haiku